While much of the quarterback debate in Seattle has focused on Tarvaris Jackson and Matt Flynn, Eric Edholm of Pro Football Weekly believes the third player in the competition – rookie Russell Wilson – is not receiving enough attention, and ultimately could win out as Seattle’s starting quarterback this year.
Edholm places Wilson in his list of rookies that could surprise this season.
Here’s what Edholm had to say:
Something tells me people are wildly underrating his chances to win the starting job, if not in camp then perhaps shortly thereafter if Matt Flynn doesn’t blow some minds (I already have eliminated Tarvaris Jackson from this race, as you can see). Wilson is a different kind of animal. … He’s a tremendous leader and thrower, and I could not care less about his height. I think head coach Pete Carroll agrees with me, and is struggling mightily to keep a poker face about how much he likes the kid. Coordinator Darrell Bevell will find ways to work Wilson outside the pocket, and the return of WR Sidney Rice makes this a very strong group of receivers, with Baldwin finding a home in the slot. Watch out for Wilson — I think he’ll be one of this summer’s biggest surprises.”
Clare Farnsworth of Seahawks.com takes a closer look at undrafted rookie free agent defensive end Cordarro Law, an athletic player with a basketball background who will compete for a job at the Leo position.
ESPN’s Mike Sando takes a look at how teams in the NFC West rated rushing the passer by down. The Seahawks were at the bottom of the division.
Mike Wilkening and Kevin Fishbain of Pro Football Weekly argue who has the stronger defense, the Seahawks are the Niners, as fans vote to see which team moves on to the finals to face Pittsburgh for the title of best defense in the NFL. Check out the video below.
Bill Barnwell of Grantland has an interesting read on why you should not anoint teams that appear to be on the cusp of greatness like the Detroit Lions and San Francisco 49ers as Super Bowl worthy. He also offers his thoughts on the NFL top 100 players list.
Michael Lombardi of the NFL Network discusses how a flat salary cap over the next two years could force teams to restructure rosters in the near future. The cap increased minimally this year, going from $120.375 million in 2011 to $120.6 million, and is expected to do the same in 2013.
Ben Muth of Football Outsiders explains the benefits from watching the All-22 film in evaluating offensive line play.